Newly poured Concrete Driveways Aurora IL should be reinforced with wire mesh or steel bars. Steel bars are usually positioned in a grid pattern. Both kinds of reinforcement are placed on blocks so it stays in the center of the concrete structure. Reinforcing your concrete driveway, however, doesn’t help prevent or totally eliminate cracking.
The standard width for a conventional driveway for residential homes typically ranges from nine to 24 feet. The width of your Concrete Driveways Aurora IL varies based upon whether we are installing a single car or double car driveway. The width may change, however, to allow for parking space or for a turnaround.
So your concrete driveway will have a long effective lifespan for years to come, the important first step is preparing the subgrade, which should be evenly compressed. Generally a conventional driveway is a four inch thick layer of concrete throughout and shouldn’t vary.
Joints are placed in concrete driveways to help avoid cracking. An important part of your Concrete Driveways Aurora IL construction, joints are typically incorporated into patterns and designs to be somewhat concealed. They should be a minimum of one-quarter of the thickness of the concrete. Additionally, for a four inch thick concrete driveway, the joints should be placed no more than eight to 12 feet apart.
To get rid of standing water and puddles, concrete driveways should be constructed with a slope of a quarter inch per running foot away from the residence. If the layout or location of the driveway somehow prevents correct drainage, then a drain should be put in at the lowest point of the concrete.
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